Rep. Wally Herger, R-Calif., to retire

CHICO, Calif., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Rep. Wally Herger, R-Calif., announced his retirement Tuesday after 13 terms representing the Sacramento Valley in Congress and state Legislature.

Former congressional aide indicted

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A former aide to a California congressman has been indicted on corruption charges, officials said.

Rep. Doolittle to retire at end of term

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Rep. John Doolittle, R-Calif., facing legal and political problems over ties to jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff, said Thursday he will retire at his term's end.

E-mail info sought in Doolittle probe

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The chief administrative officer with the U.S. House of Representatives has been subpoenaed in an investigation into Rep. John Doolittle, R-Calif.

Calif. congressman, staff subpoenaed

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. John Doolittle, R-Calif., said the Justice Department issued a subpoena Thursday demanding 11 years worth of his records.

Mortgages for U.S. illegals questioned

BOSTON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- New calls are being raised in Washington to stop illegal immigrants from receiving legal home loans and purchasing property.

Reps. call for Beijing Olympics boycott

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Eight Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives have co-sponsored a resolution calling for a boycott of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

U.S. lawmakers eyed in corruption cases

WASHINGTON, July 27 (UPI) -- More than a dozen current and former U.S. lawmakers are under the microscope in several unrelated corruption cases, The New York Times reported Friday.

Campaign funds used for legal fees

WASHINGTON, May 18 (UPI) -- Former and current members of Congress have spent millions in campaign funds fighting criminal and ethics charges, USA Today reported Friday.

Doolittle takes leave from Appropriations

OAKTON, Va., April 19 (UPI) -- A California congressman linked to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff resigned temporarily Thursday from the U.S. House Appropriations Committee.

FBI raids congressman's home

OAKTON, Va., April 18 (UPI) -- FBI agents raided the Virginia home of Rep. John Doolittle, R-Calif., where his wife Julie runs a business with ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

House GOP re-elects current leadership

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. House Republicans Tuesday voted unanimously to re-elect the party's current leadership.

GOPers urge tax rebate on St. Paddy's Day

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- The annual 'Wearin' of the Green' was marked on Capitol Hill Wednesday by the introduction of legislation to return budget surpluses to the taxpayers.

UPI's Capital Comment for Nov. 13, 2002

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press International.
By United Press International

Think tanks wrap-up

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering brief opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. This is the second of two wrap-ups for May 2, 2002.
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John Doolittle
Rep. John Doolittle, R-CA, speaks with members of the press at a news conference on April 13, 2005 in Washington. Doolittle and other Republicans called for the end of the death tax, saying it is a burden to family farmers...(UPI Photo/Michael Kleinfeld)....

John Taylor Doolittle (born October 30, 1950), American politician, was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1991 to 2009, representing California's 4th congressional district. In the 109th Congress, he held a leadership role as the Deputy Whip for the Republican party in the House. Both he and his wife are currently under investigation for serious ethical violations as part of the Jack Abramoff bribery case. He was succeeded in the House of Representatives by Tom McClintock.

Doolittle was born in Glendale, California. He grew up in Cupertino, California, graduating from Cupertino High School in 1968. He graduated with honors with a B.A. in History from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He also has a law degree from McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, in Sacramento, in 1978.

Doolittle spent two years as a missionary in Argentina for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints before going to law school. Doolittle is married to the former Julia (Julie) Harlow. They have a son and daughter.

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